Who we are

Our values

  • Excellence
  • Teamwork
  • Imagination
  • Determination
  • Commercial judgement
  • Integrity

Our values are shared by our 460 partners and 5,200 people across 29 offices. From business decisions to training, to how we treat each other, they shape everything we do. They guide us as we realise a united vision. They ensure that even the most junior person in the firm has the confidence to try new things. And they help us to meet exacting standards, time after time.

"We deliver the very best to our clients because of our culture where people are confident, empowered and supported to fulfil their full potential. What a great career platform for any ambitious candidate." Charles Jacobs, Chairman and Senior Partner

A collective responsibility

We’re dedicated to responsible business, whether advising clients on issues such as sustainability or fair practice, or taking direct action to support communities. Launched in 2013, our collective responsibility strategy is award-winning, and wide-ranging, too. It includes commitments not just to the community and environment, but to protecting human rights and combatting slavery. We’ve also joined the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) initiative, building a fairer, healthier, more prosperous society, through the power of partnership.

Protecting the right to justice

Every year we draw on our global networks to provide more than 30,000 hours of pro bono legal support to around 200 not-for-profit organisations, and many more vulnerable individuals. For example, we recently contributed to a successful appeal at the US Supreme Court for Bobby Moore, a death row inmate with intellectual disabilities. This case has major implications for death penalty cases across the United States. And our work on social finance for not-for-profit organisations is setting the bar for the sector.

“The support we've received from Linklaters has been outstanding. No question has been too much hassle.” Geoff Burnard, CEO, Investing for Good
“Linklaters has done a great job on the Bobby Moore case and many others. Not all cases end up in the Supreme Court, but they really do make a difference.” Margot Ravenscroft, Director, Amicus

Investing in the community

With our Realising Aspirations programme, and law scholarships, we’re removing barriers to success for young people from lower socio-economic backgrounds. We’re helping not-for-profit organisations to grow their capabilities. And through matched giving and paid time off to volunteer, we’re inspiring our colleagues to improve lives on their doorsteps.